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      05-09-2020, 09:57 AM   #4
smass
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Drives: BMWs with 3L I6 engines
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ

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2009 E70 X35d  [0.00]
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I did a full CIC retrofit, then added carplay and now carplay is all I really use. It is nice to have the factory CIC controller work with the carplay screen. My only issue with the carplay is the quality of the audio output fed to the aux connector. In my case, it lacks bass when compared to the music played back from the combox BT connection.

My carplay system is the one with the box that works with the cic screen. I can switch back to CIC by holding down the menu button on the cic controller. Newer versions of this system use the combox for audio input which solves the audio quality issues and allows the integration of the factory microphone. My older system requires the addition of an aftermarket mic.